I was hanging around with a friend chit chatting aboutthis, that, and the other thing. I don’tremember what we were discussing but she said something about someone having a “wildhair across their ass”.
That’s about as classic a New England-y idiom as you get. If you haven’t heard the expression, it meansthat something has happened that has put you in a bad mood and all worked upinto a tizzy.
It’s a fairly graphic statement . . . we’re not talkingrabbit lying over a donkey’s back. Useyour imagination.
It’s pretty safe to say that if you happened to have a hairlying across your buttocks it wouldn’t be terribly unusual and you probably wouldn’t notice it under mostcircumstances.
Perhaps the "wild hair" in the refers to ingrowninflamed perianal hair. In that case itmight cause some discomfort.
Or if you happen to be particularly hairy . . . uhm . . .back there . . . maybe it refers to the hairs getting knotted. Consequently, causing difficulty . . . er . .. evacuating the bowel. That couldcertainly cause a minor state of panic.
That oughta give you something to think about.